Monthly Archives: October 2015

Review: Karrimor high-vis running fleece

This pink half-zip fleece from Karrimor has no pretensions to be cycling gear, but is actually designed for runners. However, of all the Karrimor products I ordered in the firm’s end-of-line cheap as chips sale, this is my favourite. It’s a pretty colour, really quite high-vis, with a softshell-type smooth outer surface and a lovely soft inside surface, thumbholes, reflective details, zipped… Read more »

Review: Brooks B67s saddle

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Our Gitane bikes were supplied with a gel saddle by Kinetik, which is apparently beloved of French postal workers, but I had been eyeing the Brooks saddles for some time in any case. Sitting on the gel saddle of our stationary bike, during the long wait for the Gitane, was very uncomfortable. I’d also tried a gel saddle on my… Read more »

The greenway to happiness

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We’re very lucky. Not only do we live close to two of France’s major cycle routes – the Vélo Francette and the Véloscénie – but those routes also spend much of their time near us on voies vertes, or greenways. Technically, a voie verte is a route from which motorised traffic is banned. It’s reserved for walkers, cyclists (including people like us… Read more »